- Title: CF790
02:18:30 - 02:22:22
New Deal bureaucracy – 1941 (6 mins)
Film showing how an application for Social Security payment is processed by the New Deal bureaucracy in Washington DC. Showing filing clerks sorting through huge index files, extracting a Hollerith punch-card. Women filing. Clerks and typists at work. Man working out benefits or pensions deductions from wage. Desk supervisors.
02:22:22 - 02:24:46
Filing clerk in US Treasury building. Social Security cheque printing and signing machines at work. Postmen off to deliver Social Security cheques. Postman pops letter through door. Elderly man opens envelope and says ‘so this is it!’. Old man in armchair smokes a cigar.
- Keywords:USA, THIRTIES, NEW DEAL, GREAT DEPRESSION, FORESTRY WORK, OFFICE WORK, ELECTRICITY, SMALL TOWN LIFE, BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION, STATE BUILDINGS, PAPER PUSHERS, CIVIL SERVICE, STATE DEPARTMENT
- Master Title:CF790